|EMSB NIGHT AT IMPACT GAME|
MONTREAL, JUNE 13, 2006- The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) will have a very strong and exciting presence at the Friday, June 15 (7 p.m.) Montreal Impact game at Claude Robillard Stadium in Ahuntsic.
A total of 3,519 tickets have been sold to EMSB students and staff for the Impact game against Charleston, surpassing the number from last year’s inaugural "EMSB Night".
For the last two years the EMSB has teamed up with the professional soccer team for the Impact Stay In School Program, in which players visit the schools. Head coach Nick DeSantis and a number of players graduated from EMSB schools. Impact President Joey Saputo is the honourary chair of the EMSB Scholarship Golf Tournament June 28 in Lachute.
Before the game, the EMSB's presence will be recognized and two students who have shown a love for soccer will be presented with $500 Tony Licursi Bursaries. Mr. Licursi was the team's statistician and a devoted member of the James Lyng High School Alumni Association. He passed away in December. The winners are Rudy Galati, 10, from Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School in Rosemount and Karina Loffreda, 11, from General Vanier Elementary School in St. Léonard. Galati played in the school's intramural soccer league, where he displayed sportsmanship and proved to be an extremely talented player and excellent student. Loffreda boasts strong academics, leadership skills and dedication to her favourite sport of soccer.
EMSB Chairman Dominic Spiridigliozzi will take part in the ceremonial opening kickoff with Mr. Saputo.
Michael J. Cohen